By Alex Landovskis and Véronique Rondeau
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Magnetic levitation trains do not have engines and instead use magnetic fields to propel the train. Maglev trains float on top of the track, in order to eliminate friction, which is the main factor that causes conventional trains to gradually slow down. Maglev trains run at about half the speed of commercial airplanes. These trains have the potential to link distant cities together.